In the week commencing 10th December 2012, two members of the CATE team delivered a training programme in Delhi, India. The world-class programme was arranged by ACI, in association with the Indian Aviation Academy and the Airports Authority of India.
Professor Paul Hooper and Chris Paling, both researchers with an extensive history in professional development training delivered a five-day course in Airport Environmental Management to 37 airport directors and managers from across India. The objective of the course was to provide airport executives a broad understanding of global air transportation, airport management and environmental sustainability from a viewpoint of an airport professional.
The course covered a variety of threats, challenges and opportunities that environmental issues present to an airport manager, such as climate change, carbon management, local air quality, waste and water management and aircraft noise. The principles of environmental management were discussed along with detail on ISO 14001 implementation.
All 37 airport managers passed the final examination and there was excellent feedback from the course participants who agreed that the training had been valuable, informative as well as enjoyable.
Left to right: Chris Paling, Dinesh Kumar (Director, Indian Aviation Academy), Professor Paul Hooper.